99 West Main Street, New Britain

99 West Main Street, New Britain

The state’s proposed sweep of Community Investment Act funds threatens to stunt the progress made in downtowns like New Britain, says developer Avner Krohn in an editorial for the CT Mirror.

Mr. Krohn, owner of 99 West Main Street in New Britain, said he is converting formally vacant building space into 16 apartments as a result of his participation in CMSC’s Come Home to Downtown program.  This program is made possible due to a partnership between CMSC and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority using CIA funds.

Mr. Krohn said that cutting these funds would be detrimental to downtown revitalization, which is strengthened when people are able to live downtown and have access to amenities like CTfastrak, the state’s new bus rapid transit system.

Don’t let the state divert CT Community Investment Act funds